After SuperHeroes , What Do You Think Will be the Next Big Thing in The Movies?

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Superhero films are popular now but once they fade front he scene what do you think will take their place? What do you think will be the next popular movie trend? :)
 
Will they fade? I mean, Superheroes have been around for a long time.
 
I'm interested to see where Marvel will go. With this current batch of movies, they're bound to get too big and complex. I wonder what the reset will be?
 
As the line between animation/cgi and live-action is getting more blurred I think Anime will become more mainstream for western audiences. There are also great Graphic Novels that have not yet been tapped.

Baylor is right, these things do come in cycles. I don't think that is coincidence, I think studios say X is making a alien invasion movie so we need one too, why don't we get Y in to do it. Marvel-type comics may have been incredibly popular, but apart from Superman, films based upon them were never blockbusters like they are now and hence were very low budget. Rodders is probably correct that at some point they will stop making money and a studio will make a huge loss, which will signal the end.

We haven't had many disaster movies for a while - some, but not the glut that there used to be with towering infernos above endlessly sinking passenger liners.
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There hasn't been a Tarzan film for a long time. What about the old skool horror movies? I see The Mummy and Frankenstein are being remade yet again, but what about the Werewolf, Dracula and The Invisible Man. The problem is that when you update them you lose a lot of the charm, but if you make them retrospective then they seem dated for a young audience.

The new Star Wars trilogy may bring along more Space Opera.

That's as far as my crystal ball can see. :)
 
As the line between animation/cgi and live-action is getting more blurred I think Anime will become more mainstream for western audiences. There are also great Graphic Novels that have not yet been tapped.

Baylor is right, these things do come in cycles. I don't think that is coincidence, I think studios say X is making a alien invasion movie so we need one too, why don't we get Y in to do it. Marvel-type comics may have been incredibly popular, but apart from Superman, films based upon them were never blockbusters like they are now and hence were very low budget. Rodders is probably correct that at some point they will stop making money and a studio will make a huge loss, which will signal the end.

We haven't had many disaster movies for a while - some, but not the glut that there used to be with towering infernos above endlessly sinking passenger liners.
There hasn't been a Tarzan film for a long time. What about the old skool horror movies? I see The Mummy and Frankenstein are being remade yet again, but what about the Werewolf, Dracula and The Invisible Man. The problem is that when you update them you lose a lot of the charm, but if you make them retrospective then they seem dated for a young audience.

The new Star Wars trilogy may bring along more Space Opera.

That's as far as my crystal ball can see. :)

In the case of Tarzan , I think there is a new film that will be coming to the theaters soon.
 
indeed a time to be born, and a time to die - just like the western. In the 50s and 60s you couldn't move for westerns now......

Westerns lost their popularity in the 70's and with some notable exceptions have never regained their popularity.
 
Well, Star Wars and Star Trek are kinda 'in' these days. So, sweeping sci-fi epics are in style at the same time as the superhero stuff.
The overseas markets also influence Hollywood movie choices- to what degree I am not certain but I know it comes up. For example, the Red Dawn movie changed the villainous country to North Korea in order to get into China's lucrative box office.

Looking forward to: paranormal westerns, epic world adventures (Blue lagoon, Indy etc), future war movies
Not looking forward to: raunchy college movies (Van Wilder, etc), plain westerns, musicals, depressing overwrought WWII movies (those are gonna rebound soon).
 
Considering how things seem to be going in the media nowadays, I'm kinda in a post-apocalyptic mood right now. Maybe it'll catch on.
 
Considering how things seem to be going in the media nowadays, I'm kinda in a post-apocalyptic mood right now. Maybe it'll catch on.

They had the post apocalyptic cycle about 10 years ago, but considering the state of the world , those kinds of films could come back into vogue.
 
If I knew the answer to that question (what will be the next big thing), I'd be working harder on a movie script.
 

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